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Palazzo Vecchio

Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
+39 055 276 8465
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Florence's principal palace was begun in 1299 and built as the seat of the Signoria, the fathers of the city's republican government.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“secret passages” (121 reviews)
“map room” (82 reviews)
“old palace” (60 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you only have time for one activity in Florence this would be my top choice. It was not too crowded so that was good. There is lots to see and explore. The ceiling art is incredible. The views from the tower are incredible. The...More

1  Thank Andrew L
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a beautiful Piazza and worth visiting when in Florence. The crowds are a bit off putting, but the statues etc are worth the trouble,

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had passed the palazzo by several times on other trips, and we are glad that we spent time inside. There is a huge amount of art inside, on the walls and ceilings. I recommend it highly. There is an elevator so you can visit...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked too much to visit the Palace. The room of the 500 is unique It is an enormous space with precious paintings and sculptures. Other rooms very interesting as the maps room, where we can see very antiques maps and an old globe. If...More

1  Thank Aranda.G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a brilliant morning here. The roof top views of Florence were amazing and and sure you would get much better; it was actually pretty quiet too - there were only two other couple of the top terrace while we were there. You can...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A busy square surrounded by shops and restaurants, and unless you're there early, it will be full of people getting in your way, just like I do too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can learn a lot about the history of the city. At the same time there are art works to admire. Don't miss it if you are in Florence!

Thank 545medva
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a History lovers dream and isn’t bad for anyone who likes Art or anything else beautiful. Its exactly what you would expect from one of the most important buildings in Florence’s history. Its very crowded when busy (I wish we had come...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I started early and didn’t have any wait in line. Using an audio guide I learned the interesting history of the Medici family’s palace and their administrative offices. The rooms are breathtaking and the view from the tower is well worth it! The audio tour...More

1  Thank Teresa T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a family of five with adult children and found this tour to be the most informative and entertaining. Our tour guide was a student from California, USA who is studying abroad. She was very knowledgeable and often related various pieces to pop culture....More

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will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past
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reach the city center, the Florence that everybody
dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can
experience the rare beauty of the capital of the
Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio
and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the
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littlelotty83
13 July 2018|
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Response from Andyteach | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tia. I just reviewed the video I took of the climb up and down the stairs. I'm not thrilled with heights by any means but the view from the top makes it well worth it. The steep stairs are made of stone and there are no... More
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Shannon G
2 February 2018|
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Response from DeanMurphy2020 | Reviewed this property |
Shannon: I'm not sure. When I visited in late August, it was not available for viewing. TripAdvisor won't allow me to post a website, but I found information by entering into a Google search bar: palazzo vecchio dante death... More
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Joaking86
14 October 2017|
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Well,I have bought the tickets one month before my trip to Italy through the official website of the museums in Florence. One I was there I was very upset and the lady on the admissions desk gave me the email of the one... More
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